Trinity students release EP
Three of our leaving ordinands have worked together to create a three-track EP titled Bless the King, which was picked up by a record label to be released today, 6 June, on iTunes (click here for the link). All profits raised through the sale of the EP will be given to the Care4Calais charity, who seek to care for the 5,000 people who are camped in the most appalling of conditions, 20 miles from the coast of Dover. Many of these people are fleeing from war-torn and politically unstable countries. A recent Guardian article on the charity is available here.
Bless the King is a debut musical experiment from Trinity ordinands Joel Mennie, Denis Adide, and Dave Hendra, who layer thoughtful writing and soulful vocals over the tight production and edgy style of London producer Dave Pilcher. ‘In addition to working very hard on our essays and placements, we have been thinking a lot about the expression of Christian thought in the context of spoken/musical creativity,’ says Joel. ‘Using the community theme of the Kingdom and Beatitudes as our base, and gesturing to certain Taize tracks, we have undertaken to commit time over the last academic year to transferring our thoughts into pieces of work. There were many reasons why we wanted to undertake this project, but perhaps most importantly is our desire that this EP might somehow be a parting gift, a blessing, from us to our community at Trinity. This was born and bred in the Trinity community, written and recorded principally for the community. The premier EP from Bless the King is a musical take on the Trinity focus: Living like the Kingdom is near!’